By Margaret Kaiser Recently, the Library received from the National Institute on Aging’s Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center, an excellent collection of public
By Ginny A. Roth
Halloween is not a night for the faint of heart. This frighteningly festive 15th century woodcut from the Nuremberg Chronicle is captioned by a celebratory Latin verse which speaks of death as a friend.
By Michael J. North Markham’s Masterpiece One of the most important and enduring books in the English language about the care of horses is by
By Michael J. North I was quite excited when I heard that The Grolier Club of New York was staging an exhibition on the history
By Laura McNulty and Ginny A. Roth ~ This image, rightly called “Red Poppy,” appears in the eighteenth century herbal by Elizabeth Blackwell (1707-1758) titled
By Michael Sappol ~ How to Box to Win; How to Build Muscle; How to Breathe, Stand, Walk or Run; How to Punch the Bag:
By Stephen J. Greenberg One of the fun parts of working at the reference desk in the History of Medicine Division at the National Library
This roughly-printed small pamphlet documents a big catastrophe: an outbreak of bubonic plague in British Colonial India in 1897.
By Michael Sappol The “how to” is an ancient genre. There are Egyptian how-to texts (in hieroglyphics) on how to prepare mummies; Sumerian how-tos (in
By Michael North A Curator’s Welcome Here at the National Library of Medicine (NLM), it is my responsibility to oversee the Library’s special collection of